Library Book Club to meet Tuesday
The Ellis Memorial Library Book Club discussion group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 12, so there’s still time to read the selected novel.
The club, open to the public, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library, 710 W. Ave. A.
The book to be discussed is “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
Stop by the circulation desk for a copy.
A synopsis of the book follows.
Celebrating literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the story of an English author living in the shadow of World War II—and embarking on a writing project that will dramatically change her life. Unfolding in a series of letters, this novel introduces readers to the indomitable Juliet Ashton. Through Juliet’s correspondence with her publisher, best friend, and an absorbing cast of characters, readers discover that despite the personal losses she suffered in the Blitz, and author tours sometimes marked by mishaps, nothing can quell her enthusiasm for the written word. One day, she begins a different sort of correspondence, responding to a man who found her name on the flyleaf of a cherished secondhand book. He tells her that his name is Dawsey Adams, a native resident of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands recently liberated from Nazi occupation. Soon Juliet is drawn into Dawsey’s remarkable circle of friends, courageous men and women who formed the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as a cover to protect them from the Germans. With their appetite for good books, and their determination to honor the island’s haunting recent history, this is a community that opens Juliet’s heart and mind in ways she could never have imagined.
For more information call the library, 749-4116.